Twenty-odd Ducks

Twenty-odd Ducks

Why, Every Punctuation Mark Counts!

Book - 2008
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See how the punctuation marks you use (and where you put them) can completely change the meaning of what you write.
Publisher: New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2008.
ISBN: 9780399250583
0399250581
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 19 x 28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Timmons, Bonnie - Illustrator
Alternative Title: 20-odd ducks

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celtlass
Dec 12, 2016

My first-grade kid thinks this is the funniest book she's read in a long time. It's a good way to introduce punctuation. She especially loves the pages:
"'Do you know who came last night? Santa Claus,' said my mom."
vs "'Do you know who came last night?' Santa Claus said. 'My mom'"
and
"The king walked and talked. Half an hour after, his head was cut off."
vs "The king walked and talked half an hour after his head was cut off."

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Apr 22, 2019

violet_dog_12420 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and under

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JCLAngelicaR May 23, 2013

Do you have a favorite punctuatuon mark? I think mine is the hyphen. Lots of punctuation marks are for keeping words apart, but the hyphen does a lovely thing: it gets two words to hold hands, neatly, so that we can see they are related.

(Lynne Truss, the author of Twenty-Odd Ducks)

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